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UN General Assembly

The General Assembly is the main deliberative organ of the United Nations. It is composed of representatives of all Member States, each of which has one vote. Decisions on important questions, such as those on peace and security, admission of new Members and budgetary matters, require a two-thirds majority. Decisions on other questions are reached by a simple majority. These decisions may be adopted without a vote, or with a vote, which may be recorded, non-recorded or by roll-call. While the decisions of the General Assembly have no legally binding force for Governments, they carry the weight of world opinion on major international issues, as well as the moral authority of the world community. The work of the United Nations derives largely from the decisions of the General Assembly, i.e. the will of the majority of the Members, as expressed in resolutions adopted by the General Assembly. This database contains General Assembly reports and resolutions of relevance to the work of UNHCR.  Website: www.un.org/ga
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Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and abuse : a new approach : report of the Secretary-General

10 March 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Special measures for protection from sexual exploitation and abuse : a new approach : report of the Secretary-General : addendum

6 March 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Information from Non-Self-Governing Territories transmitted under Article 73 e of the Charter of the United Nations

3 February 2017 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Administration of justice at the United Nations

23 December 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Promotion and protection of the rights of children

6 December 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Promotion and protection of human rights: human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms

6 December 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Rights of indigenous peoples

1 December 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Eradication of poverty and other development issues

29 November 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

14 November 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

Status of the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and relating to the protection of victims of armed conflicts

11 November 2016 | Publisher: UN General Assembly | Document type: Thematic Reports

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